Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Seed Quality Testing Technical Lead to join our Tipton, IN Seed Quality Facility. Corteva offers an excellent benefits package that begins on your first day of employment. This includes a generous 401k match, health and dental insurance, 20 days of choice time, a variable bonus plan, and much more!

In this role you will support Supply Production & Supply Chain (SP&SC) and research organizations with emphasis on managing seed germination and physical purity testing activities and supplying reliable data indicative of the sample tested, in a timely manner. Provide technical leadership for development and implementation of quality testing protocols and for routine and nonroutine analysis. Monitor testing to ensure that protocols are applied and to ensure Corteva Agriscience policies, procedures, and business objectives, SP&SC Corteva Agriscience Management System (CAMS) standards and quality guidelines are met.

What You’ll Do:

  • Conduct seed testing in accordance with AOSA, ISTA, CFIA, customer specifications, plans, work instructions, and any other regulatory protocol governing testing.
  • Oversee testing team personnel in the performance of daily testing activities, including preparation of testing resources that maximize efficiency, assist in testing activities, evaluation of data, interpretations of testing rules, and consultation of testing results.
  • Ensure compliance of all safety policies, procedures, rules, and regulations • Ensure the preparation of samples and materials are organized and scheduled in a way to maximize efficiency and minimize costs, providing timely data and meeting deadlines.Hire, train, develop and coach employees in germination testing activities.
  • Maintain critical laboratory equipment and technology maintenance and calibration schedule.
  • Ensure timely, accurate results entry and communicate issues to stakeholders.
  • Design and lead effective training and monitoring for routine operations.
  • Identify and drive continuous improvements in collaboration with internal and external quality testing network.
  • Participate and/or assist in internal and external audit, referees, training, and certification activities.
  • Assist in design, evaluation, and implementation of new testing protocols and technologies.



  • Bachelor’s level degree in Biology, Agriculture, or related field.

What Skills You Need:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in seed testing, testing laboratory environment, or related field.
  • Registered Seed Technologist (RST) certification required or is willing to obtain RST certification within 1 to 2 years of employment (compensation commensurate with acquisition of certification).
  • Ability to motivate and supervise employees in a diverse team-oriented work environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload with minimum supervision.
  • Clear, concise, written, and verbal communication and presentation skill.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of common IT technology, • Written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with data analysis, quality management systems, and safety programs.
  • Strong work ethic to fulfill commitment to regular work schedule, and specified hours or overtime during peak seasons, which may include weekends. Ability to stand or sit for extended periods and in an environment with repetitive motion.
  • Physical ability to stand or sit for extended periods, and work in an environment with exposure to seed mold and dust.

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Certified Viability Technologist (CVT)
  • Certified Seed Analyst (CSA)
  • Certified Purity Technologist (CPT)
  • Master’s degree in biology, agriculture, or related field
  • Experience preparing official seed analysis documents and certificates
  • Experience with quality audits and audit preparation
  • Process improvement experience or certification

Benefits – How We’ll Support You:

  • Numerous development opportunities offered to build your skills
  • Be part of a company with a higher purpose and contribute to making the world a better place
  • Health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
  • Four weeks of paid time off and two weeks of well-being pay per year, plus paid holidays
  • Excellent parental leave which includes a minimum of 16 weeks for mother and father
  • Future planning with our competitive retirement savings plan and tuition reimbursement program
  • Learn more about our total rewards package here – Corteva Benefits
  • Check out life at Corteva! www.linkedin.com/company/corteva/life

Are you a good match? Apply today! We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team.